“The BCO concert experience is a must” - Vermont Times Sentinel

Stacks Image 725
Stacks Image 1018
Stacks Image 1368
Stacks Image 1336

Stacks Image 5878
This has been a VERY exciting year for the Burlington Chamber Orchestra. With many thanks to our loyal supporters, we were able to successfully match a $10,000 National Endowment for the Arts grant allowing our Music for Minors program to expand its offerings to local schools. We enjoyed three sensational concerts and I was announced as the Artistic Director for the Orchestra.

We are now making preparations to launch Season 9 and the good news is that we will be heading back to the Recital Hall on the UVM campus, providing four concerts and quintessential chamber orchestra music!

This season the orchestra will be opening on October 10th with our very own Katie Oprea on Oboe and Letitia Quante on Violin as they present Bach’s Concerto for Violin and Oboe. The BCO members will open this first concert with the Capriol Suite by Warlock and close it with the lush Tchaikovsky String Serenade in C.

We are again thrilled to welcome Soovin Kim as he joins us on January 23rd not only as a magnificent violin soloist but also on the conductor’s podium to lead the BCO in Mozart’s Symphony No. 40. An evening to look forward to!

On February 20th, the BCO wind section takes over the stage with an exciting new composition that will be premiered, written by UVM Faculty member, Dr. David Feurzeig, featuring Chamber Winds. Pieces by Mozart, Piazzolla and Beethoven will complete this program.

Ending our 9th season on May 14th, we will welcome Kayoko Dan from the Chattanooga Symphony and Opera Company as our guest conductor. The winner of the Karajan Fellowship, Maestra Dan is one the brightest new stars in classical music, who is in high demand as an orchestral conductor and clinician at some of the most prestigious universities throughout the country. She will present the winner of the Young Artist Competition, a new work by a young composer, and will conclude the program with Schubert’s Symphony No. 6.

We hope to see you this season at the UVM Recital Hall. On behalf of the Board of Directors, the musicians, and everyone at the BCO, thank you for your continued support!

Dr. Yutaka Kono
Artistic Director